MARIA T. GALLARDO-WILLIAMS, Ph.D.

EDUCATION:

Post-doctoral Fellow: NIEHS/NIH, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2000-2003

Ph.D.             University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, December 1999.

M.Sc.            Universidad  Simón Bolívar, Caracas Venezuela, June 1989.

B.S.            Universidad  Simón Bolívar, Caracas Venezuela, November 1986.

EMPLOYMENT RECORD:

Lecturer and Coordinator, Organic Chemistry Laboratories, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

IRTA Fellow,  Laboratory of Experimental Pathology, National Institute of Environmental  Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2002-2003.

Visiting Fellow,  Laboratory of Molecular Toxicology, National Institute of Environmental  Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2000-2002.

Coordinator,  International Teaching Assistants Training, Center for Teaching Enhancement, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Summer 1998 and Summer 1999.

Graduate Teaching Assistant/Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, August 1996- December 1999.

General Manager, Delice C.A. (New and refurbished  imaging  instrumentation, sales and service)  Caracas, Venezuela, September 1989- December 1995.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas,             Venezuela, September 1986, June 1989.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas Venezuela, January - December 1985.

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Organic Geochemistry Laboratory, Venezuelan Institute of Petroleum Technology  (INTEVEP), El Tambor, Venezuela, July - September 1984.


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

American Chemical Society

American Association for Cancer Research

Women in Cancer Research

HONORS AND AWARDS:

NIH Award of Merit, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD December 18th, 2002.

FARE 2003(Fellows Award for Research Excellence), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD October 4, 2002.

IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) Fellowship, NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC, February 2002-present.

Fogarty Fellowship, NIH Visiting Program, NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC, February 2000-February 2002.

Tharpe Award  for Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, April 23, 1999.

Tharpe Publication   Award, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, April 23, 1999.

Provost Award  for Outstanding  Teaching  by a Graduate Student. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, April 13, 1999.

Ashford-Askounes Award 1997-1998 for Outstanding Performance by a Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, April 22, 1998.

Tharpe Travel Award, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, April 1998 and August 1999.

Provost Commendation for Outstanding   Teaching  by a Graduate Student. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, April 14, 1998.

Latino Fellowship, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, January 1997-December 1999.

Research Fellowship, National Council of Scientific and Technological Investigation  (CONICIT), Caracas, Venezuela, April 1988-January 1989.

Graduate  Student  Fellowship, Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho (FUNDAYACUCHO), Caracas, Venezuela, August 1987-January 1989.

Intevep Study-work Fellowship, Venezuelan Institute of Petroleum Technology,  El Tambor,             Venezuela, January 1987 - June 1989.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Peer-reviewed  Publications:

1. GALLARDO, M.T. AND A. ZAPATA. 1987. Synthesis of beta-stannyl  esters.  Synthetic Communications 17: 1165-1169.

2. JAFFE, R. AND M.T. GALLARDO. 1993. Application of carboxylic acid biomarkers as indicators of biodegradation and migration of crude oils from the Maracaibo Basin, Western Venezuela. Organic Geochemistry 20: 973-984.

3. ALBALAT DOMENÈCH, J., PEREZ, E., GALLARDO, M.T., AND MARTIN, D.F. 1997. Identification of allelopathic chemicals in a pond of cattails. Florida Scientist. 60: 202-203.

4. WANG, C., M.T. GALLARDO, R.F. BENSON, M. DERBY, AND D.F. MARTIN. 1998. Iron removal from phosphoric acid by paramagnetism. Spectroscopy Letters 31: 409-417.

5. GALLARDO, M.T., MARTIN, B.B., AND D.F. MARTIN. 1998. Inhibition of water fern Salvinia minima by cattail (Typha domingensis) extracts and by 2-chlorophenol and salicylaldehyde.  Journal of Chemical Ecology 24: 1483-1490.

6. GALLARDO, M.T., SAWYERS, W.G., AND D.F. MARTIN. 1999. Concentrations of two phytotoxic materials in cattail extracts: 2-chlorophenol and salicylaldehyde. Florida Scientist 62:164-171.

7. GALLARDO, M.T., J.R. ASCHER, M.J. COLLIER., B.B. MARTIN, AND D.F. MARTIN. 2000. Effect of cattail (Typha domingensis) extracts, leachates , and selected phenolic compounds on rates of oxygen production by salvinia (Salvinia  minima). Journal of Aquatic Plant Management  37:80-82.

8. AMBROGIO, D.M., M.T. GALLARDO, R.F. BENSON, AND D.F. MARTIN. 2000. Use of a computer-interfaced system for determination of oxygen production by selected  aquatic weeds in the presence of cattail (Typha domingensis) extracts. Florida Scientist 63:118-122.

9. GALLARDO-WILLIAMS, M.T., D.G. MEADOWS, L.B. MENDOZA-GALVEZ, M.D. PAPACHRISTOU, AND D.F. MARTIN. 2001. Effect of concentration and decomposition  time on the phytotoxicity of cattail (Typha domingensis) extracts. Florida Scientist 64:44-55.

10.  GALLARDO-WILLIAMS, M.T., C.L. GEIGER, J.A. PIDALA, AND D.F. MARTIN. 2002. Essential fatty acids and phenolic acids from extracts and leachates of southern cattail (Typha domingensis  P.). Phytochemistry 59:305-308.

11. GALLARDO-WILLIAMS, M.T., V.A. WHALEN, R.F.BENSON, AND D.F. MARTIN. 2002. Accumulation and retention of lead by cattail (Typha domingensis), hydrilla (Hydrilla  verticillata), and duckweed  (Lemna obscura). Journal of Environmental Science and Health A37:1399-1408.

12. GALLARDO-WILLIAMS, M.T., R.L. BARTON, P.M. DOORIS, AND D.F. MARTIN. 2002. Inhibition of onion (Allium cepa) germination and root growth by cattail (Typha domingensis  P.) extracts involves reduced cell proliferation and disruption of cell wall integrity. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 40: 105-109.

13. GALLARDO-WILLIAMS, M.T., R.R. MARONPOT, R.N. WINE, S.H. BRUNSSEN, AND R.E. CHAPIN. 2003. Inhibition of the enzymatic activity of prostate-specific antigen by boric acid and 3-nitrophenyl boronic acid. The Prostate 54: 44-49.

14. CARVALHO, K.M., M.T. GALLARDO-WILLIAMS, R.F. BENSON, AND D.F. MARTIN. 2003. Effects of selenium supplementation on four agricultural crops. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 51:704-709.

15. GALLARDO-WILLIAMS, M.T., R.R. MARONPOT, C.H. TURNER, C.S. JOHNSON, M.W. HARRIS, M.J. JAYO, AND R.E. CHAPIN. 2003. The efects of boric acid supplementation on bone histomorphometry, metabolism, and biomechanical properties in aged female F-344 rats. Biological Trace Element Research 93:155-169.

16. GALLARDO-WILLIAMS, M.T., R.E. CHAPIN, P.E. KING, G.J. MOSER, T.L. GOLDSWORTHY, J.P. MORRISON, and R.R. MARONPOT. 2003. Boron supplementation inhibits the growth and local expression of IGF-1 in human prostate adenocarcinoma (LNCaP) tumors in nude mice. Toxicologic Pathology. In press.